The holiday season is right around the corner, and here at United Properties, we’re strengthening our communities through some holiday giving efforts.
As the holidays approach, our United Properties “elves” are busy finding ways to spread holiday cheer – loud and clear for all to hear!
In both the Twin Cities and in Denver, the focus is on giving back to our communities.
Buy a Pair, Give a Pair
United Properties chose to purchase and send Bombas socks for its 2018 effort. The popular, trendy socks from Bombas include a “buy a pair, give a pair” philanthropic component. Bombas started when the founders learned that socks are the most requested clothing item at homeless shelters.
Working with the Pohlad Family Foundation, with its focus on helping to end homelessness, the company identified and chose St. Stephens Homeless Shelter in Minneapolis, an organization the Foundation supports. And in Denver, we chose Volunteers of America Colorado Chapter, a local organization that the team has supported for several years.
More Holiday Efforts
But the efforts don’t end there. In both offices, employees are also pitching in to provide more holiday cheer for those in need. For several years, the Denver team has adopted a family through Volunteers of America. This year, the team will be gifting a single mom and her four children. The team is also buying for a group of young men currently in transitional shelter housing, knowing that older teens and young, single men are often overlooked when it comes to holiday donations.
Minneapolis employees are also pooling their own funds toward the purchase of “comfort baskets”, for elderly residents at Ebenezer’s Loren on Park, an assisted living facility in Minneapolis. Many of these residents have little or no family support so these donations go a long way in bringing smiles to the faces of these vulnerable seniors.
We are proud to support our neighboring communities that contribute and enrich the places we call home.
From all of us at United Properties, we wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.